7. Public Nudity is Legal
And why not with more than 3,000 hours of sunlight each year? Exhibitionists will enjoy the carefree attitude towards nudity and the fact that on many of the beaches of Spain it’s common to see other sunbathers (particularly women) wearing no tops.
6. High Unemployment
It’s no secret that Spain’s economy has been suffering as of late and in 2015 the country had the second highest unemployment rate of any country in Europe at 24.2 per cent. That’s only slightly behind Greece, a country who’s failing economy has made headlines around the world. If you look at youth unemployment the picture gets even worse with an average youth unemployment rate of 50 per cent for those between the ages of 15-24.
5. There Are No Words
In their national anthem that is. The March Real as it’s known (or Royal March in English) is one of only four national anthems in the world to have no official lyrics. According to experts, though variations of the anthem exist, the original symphonic version should be played in the tone of B major and have a duration of 52 seconds.
4. There’s a Pooping Log at Christmas
Christmas really is celebrated differently everywhere in the world! The Tió de Nadal is a popular Christmas tradition found in many Aragones and Catalan homes during the holiday season. Tió de Nadal translates to Christmas log in English but the log also goes by the nickname Caga tió (meaning ‘shitting log’ or ‘poo log’) because of the fact that at Christmas, children beat the hollow wooden log with sticks until it ‘defecates’ out chocolate, candy and other treats.